New DCI Web Resource For Parents Of Corps Members
"Hey Mom and Dad! I’m joining a drum corps. I’m going to spend my summer with 149 other people traveling 10,000 miles across the country.We’ll be rehearsing 10 hours a day, sleeping on gym floors, and on the weekends we’ll perform for thousands of screaming fans. Love yah! See you in August!"
For those uninitiated to the drum corps experience, an exchange like this may be akin to hearing that your loved one is about to run away with the circus! A decision that may seem spur of the moment, and a wild and crazy idea at best, is more than likely anything but that for your child. When your son/daughter decides to join a DCI corps, he/she is making a deep personal commitment that will be the performance, education and personal foundation of a lifetime.
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